MARTINEZ, Elisa Castillo (b. 1911)
Community activist. Her experiences as an activist in the Mexican-American community of Fort Worth, Texas. Her youth in the coal-mining town of Bridgeport, Texas; experiences concerning discrimination in Bridgeport; closing of the mines in 1931 and the family move to Fort Worth; her work with the Mexican Presbyterian Church of Fort Worth in its outreach programs for Latinos; tensions between Anglos and Latinos; Mexican-American social activities and celebrations; her work in amnesty and citizenship programs; political activities; evolution of the Northside neighborhood.
Date of Interview: January 31, 2004